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Winnie And Wolf MOBI È Winnie And  PDF \ Winnie and Wolf is the story of the extraordinary relationship between Winifred Wagner and Adolf Hitler that took place during the years, as seen through the eyes of the secretary at the Wagner house in BayreuthWinifred, an English girl, brought up in an orphanage in East Grinstead, married at the age of eighteen to the son of Germany s most controversial genius, is a passionate Germanophile, a Wagnerian dreamer, a Teutonic patriotIn the debacle of the post Versailles world, the Wagner family hope for the coming, not of a warrior, a fearless Siegfried, but of a Parsifal, a mystic idealist, a redeemer figure In , they meet their Parsifal a wild eyed Viennese opera fanatic in a trilby hat, a mac and a badly fitting suit Hitler has already made a name for himself in some sections of German society through rabble rousing and street corner speeches It is Winifred, though, who believes she can really see his poetry Almost at once they drop formalities and call one another Du rather than Sie She is Winnie and he is WolfLike Winnie, Hitler was an outsider Like her, he was haunted by the impossibility of reconciling the pursuit of love and the pursuit of power the ultimate inevitability, if you pursued power, of destruction Both had known the humiliations of poverty Both felt angry and excluded by society Both found each other in an unusual kinship that expressed itself through a love of operaIn AN Wilson s most bold and ambitious novel yet, the world of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany is brilliantly recreated, and forms the backdrop to this incredible bond, which ultimately reveals the remarkable capacity of human beings to deceive themselves

10 thoughts on “Winnie And Wolf

  1. rachel rachel says:

    Objectively, this probably deserveslike 1 2 stars But I am rounding it up this time, because the elements of this book that were good were so satisfying that they outweigh the not so good Winnie Wolf is an ambitious attempt to show both how the German composer Richard Wagner s work was co opted by the Nazis and how Wagner s daughter in law, Winifred, could have possibly maintained her long term friend

  2. Mitchell Mitchell says:

    To enjoy this book it is essential to be fluent in the works of Richard Wagner A.N Wilson titles each of the sections of the book after one of Wagner s music dramas The person story of the narrator, the Wagner family and the rise of Nazism in 1930s German are underscored by the themes of the music drama in the title.It is a very ambitious book in this regard Wilson stretches this ambitiousness by having the

  3. Glenys Glenys says:

    I found this meticulously researched novel engrossing It tells the story of the relationship between Winifred Wagner, wife of Richard Wagner s son, and Adolf Hitler, but it s also the story of the relationship between Nazism and the German people It brought home to me something I knew intellectually but failed to grasp emotionally how absolutely desperate the economic meltdown was in Germany between the first and

  4. Laura Laura says:

    Very much an apology and reclamation of Wagner from the Nazis I ve read other Wilson works of non fiction and I know that there are problems with his conclusions Lewis and sex, for example , so there s a slight sense of hmmm is this really what s going on or while you read However, I did learn a lot about pre Nazi Germany, and the explication for the so called Good German does tie in with other sources I ve read.

  5. Beverly Beverly says:

    While this is fiction, it certainly gives you a real insight into what was going on in Germany under Hitler The background on Wagner is interesting too.A bit confusing at first but once you get into it, it is quite gripping.

  6. Mirko Kriskovic Mirko Kriskovic says:

    Wanted to read this, I was familiar with A.N Wilson as a biographer, wasn t disappointed.This novel enjoyment will be directly proportional to your knowledge of a Germany in between wars and b Wagner s operas, if you know little log both, the prose is easy on the reader.

  7. Andrew Andrew says:

    Brilliant, worth rereading, it grows on you liek a good wine.

  8. Paul Paul says:

    Plot timeline is a occasionally a little confusing but the book as a whole is a surprising and charming history of Wagner s music, life, and times.

  9. Nancy Oakes Nancy Oakes says:

    another that s a 3.5 rounded up JEEZ, peoplecan we please get the 1 2 star thing rant over.I do have to admit to finishing this book in one sitting I liked it, didn t love it, although there was something about it that really intrigued me and kept me reading What I did like was its warning about the folly of a person s or put in much wider perspective, a nation s admiration for charismatic individuals leading to blindness, gullibility, and outright

  10. Steve Steve says:

    A reader that does not know the significance of Houston Stewart Chamberlain or Bayreuth or even know what they are should probably steer clear of A N Wilson s novel Winnie and Wolf I have done some deep reading into Nazi Germany over the past six years or so and am familiar with most of what Wilson is writing about.That being said, Winnie and Wolf gave me invaluable insight into the Germany of the 20s and 30s as well as insight into Adolf Hitler s artist

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